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Thumb sucking

When very small children suck their thumbs, it’s usually no big deal. However, if the habit continues past the age where adult teeth are coming through, the front teeth can be pushed forward, creating an open bite.

The upper jaw may also end up narrower than it should be. If you’re concerned about your child’s thumb sucking, seeing an orthodontist when your child is 6 or 7 years old is a good idea.

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